ON SUFFRAGE

  1. The first time I vote will be the one hundredth anniversary of women's suffrage.
  2. That feels significant, somehow… 100 years leading to my political adulthood.
  3. 100 is not a big number. Less than a century, right now.
  4. My great-grandmothers, Eva, Ethel, Nicki, Mary… that was their lifetimes.
  5. Four generations.
  6. My heart hurts for every smart woman who knew the limits of her influence, and for every woman who embraced those limits because it was all she knew.
  7. I feel empowered as a girl, but I also feel enclosed.